Consulta)on Objec)ves The object of the consulta)on exercise was to explore various aspects of the catapult with the CDE communi)es, drilling progressively deeper into key aspects speciﬁcally to get your views on • The purpose of CDEC and the various roles it should fulﬁl, and • CDEC’s poten)al priori)es in terms of building capabili)es and R&D projects to help shape the CDEC Business and Implementa)on Plans.
Consulta)on Process The consulta)on process ran from April to June 2012 • 280 Registra)ons of Interest • Four ‘Shaping the CDEC’ workshops, 304 delegates working through group exercises • Five roundtable discussions with smaller groups • Telephone follow-‐up interviews Report published 15 July, on _connect hWps://connect.innovateuk.org/c/document_library/get_ﬁle?p_l_id=6593370&folderId=8816834&name=DLFE-‐92191.pdf
CDEC roles What you told us: • ‘The ‘nerve centre’ of the CDE in the UK’ • ‘An unparalleled source of knowledge and exper)se across digital domains’ • ‘The focal point for R&D that addresses strategic challenges and opportuni)es’ • ‘Hold and communicate the vision of the connected digital economy future’ • ‘A champion of open data’ • ‘A nexus between content, technology and users’
CDEC core ac)vi)es In the consulta)on you highlighted a variety of ac)vi)es that you considered to be core to the work of the Catapult. We grouped grouped these around: • ‘Promo)on’ of the Connected Digital Economy • ‘Informa)on’ – the deﬁni)ve and accessible source of CDE knowledge • Research and collabora)on approaches, and • An environment that provides Support for innova)on.
Promo)on What you told us: • ‘Have a ‘wow’ factor of interna)onal standing that appeals across a broad community’ • ‘Provide a public-‐facing showcase of the best connected digital economy innova)ons’ • ‘Act as a source of inspira)on, par)cularly to young people’
Informa)on What you told us: • ‘Become the ﬁrst choice point of contact both for knowledge of the connected digital economy, and for businesses wan)ng to innovate in this domain’ • ‘Be accessible for SMEs, with an ac)ve programme of events and engagement to connect stakeholder communi)es’
Research and collabora)on What you told us: • ‘Focus on an applied R&D agenda to strategically address the topics iden)ﬁed as key to realising major business beneﬁts’ • ‘Be an open lab’ • ‘Inﬂuence and drive connected digital economy standards’
Support for innova)on What you told us: • ‘Be user-‐led, crea)ng a culture and way of opera)ng which aspires towards ‘useful’ innova)on • ‘Provide a safe arena for the development of paradigm-‐ shiging innova)ons’ • ‘Encourage entrepreneurship and drive commercialisa)on of technology research’
More generic support You also told us that CDEC could provide access to more generic business and innova)on support: • ‘Signpost general business advice’ • ‘Broker rela)onships between prospec)ve partners’ • ‘Provide access to investors and capital’ • ‘Direct towards sources of advice on IPR’ • ‘Act as a venue for events’ • ‘Draw on and augment exis)ng clusters of relevant exper)se’
R&D Priori)es A wide variety of poten)al R&D topics were iden)ﬁed during the consulta)on. For convenience we have grouped these around: • ‘Big data’ • ‘Security, privacy, trust’ • ‘User centricity’, and • ‘Mobile’
R&D Priori)es – Big Data What you told us: • ‘Big data – having access to and being able to transform the massive volumes of data being generated from many areas such as the Internet of Things into novel internet-‐style services’ • ‘geing value from the re-‐use of public data’ ‘Big data’ theme includes new services linking the physical and the digital worlds including through novel visualisa)on, and augmented and virtual reali)es.
R&D Priori)es -‐‘Security, privacy, trust’ What you told us: • ‘Security, privacy, trust’ -‐ including new technology-‐based methods for micro-‐payments and revenue distribu)on, balancing management of rights with the concepts of open data, and extending to governance regimes and considera)on of ethics.
R&D Priori)es – User centricity R&D Priori)es – what you told us: • ‘User centricity’ -‐ including new methods to explore and quan)fy user experience, the personalisa)on and contextualisa)on of services; extending to users involvement in design and co-‐crea)on.
ConsultaR&D Priori)es – mobile What you told us: • ‘Future networks and services – delivering compelling and seamless user experience over heterogeneous networks (par)cularly mobile) by means of service-‐oriented architectures, such as fashioning heterogeneous content and data into new value-‐add services’ Summed up as ‘mobile’!
R&D Priori)es summary In the consulta)on process the consensus view was that in order to be useful for business, CDEC should be able to explore: • Finding ways to exploit ‘big data’ to create novel services • Implemen)ng technology-‐based methods to ensure and maintain security, privacy and trust • Puing the user at the centre of new developments • Fashioning heterogeneous content and data into new value add services delivered over future networks (‘mobile’)